Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Delivery
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Montauk United

Providing Montauk Residents a Means to Speak and Act as One!

Voices

End parking on key areas of Edgemere Avenue - Letter to the Editor East Hampton Star

Posted by joan on 6 August, 2015 at 11:15

 

To the Editor,

At the Aug. 6 town meeting, the East Hampton Town Board took a major step forward in coming to grips with one of Montauk’s largest public safety issues by unanimously agreeing to end parking on key areas of Edgemere Avenue. The board deserves great credit in recognizing and responding to a problem that has existed since the Surf Lodge, a local bar located on Edgemere, first opened for business.

A second, and equally dangerous, Surf Lodge problem was also discussed. As each summer evening advances, huge traffic jams occur at the club’s entrance, caused by dozens of cabs picking and dropping off customers. These jams more than frequently spread across the entire width of Edgemere, with double and sometimes triple-standing creating a huge automotive entanglement. Added to this pandemonium are Surf Lodge employees illegally directing traffic, dozens of unlawful cabbie U-turns, patrons walking to and from their cars, and the regular flow of private automobiles waiting to move through the mayhem. The time of night, the glare of lights, and the average sobriety of those involved make for an incredibly intense, almost surreal recipe for disaster.

There also exists a much more serious situation that has the potential to harm anyone, anywhere in Montauk. During the public forum, the chairman of the Montauk Fire Commissioners, two Montauk fire chiefs, and a Montauk emergency medical technician rose to speak. Each individual, in his own way, eloquently spoke of the nightly Surf Lodge traffic nightmare and the inability of called-upon fire, rescue, and emergency apparatus to negotiate the above described, intense, non-responding human and automotive traffic at the club’s entrance. These men, all long-term serving volunteers, were not talking about inconvenience or irritation but the very serious danger of loss of lives and property, Montauk lives and property. Perhaps one day your life and property.

The four men pleaded for immediate relief and a permanent correction to this constantly repeated danger. The E.M.T. concluded with a tale of a recent emergency call concerning a 1-year-old child, and the E.M.T.’s loss of valuable time in the inability to pass through the Surf Lodge congestion.

The town board recognized and acknowledged the dangerous existence of the problem and the fact that the proposed no-parking legislation, while a major advance, did little to correct the above. The supervisor then read a recent analysis of the problem by the East Hampton Town police chief, which recognized the extent of danger and the extreme difficulty in formulating a workable, effective solution. The report next stated the problem itself could be adequately solved if the Surf Lodge would employ its own private property, an adjacent courtyard, as a pickup/drop-off center for cabs, thus moving the automotive and human mayhem from Edgemere to the private and safer realm of the business’s courtyard. The proposal represented a swift, safe, effective, and equitable solution.

The chief’s report then stated, “Surf Lodge management categorically refused to entertain any and all total or partial action that would physically impose on any portion of their private property.”

What we have here is a business that solely and individually created one of the most dangerous traffic situations in Montauk, a situation that has the potential to disastrously affect anyone, anywhere in Montauk, a business that has the means to quickly and effectively solve the problem but absolutely refuses to do so, a business that has immensely benefited from its physical location in Montauk but rejects any concept of cause, guilt, or responsibility of action. A business that has refused in any and every way to consider issues other than profit, thereby forcing the community to commit time, dollars, and effort in hopefully rectifying the mess that the business itself has created. A business that through its inaction and refusal of civic responsibility will continue to have Montauk suffer and be plagued by a problem that someday, no doubt, will prove disastrous.

Perhaps some may think the above conclusion is unfair, or the concepts of profit and private property by far trump those of civic responsibility and public good. To those I say: Tell that story to the parents of the 1-year-old.

Each of Montauk United’s 400-plus members reaches out to Surf Lodge owners and management to please reconsider your stated position, your responsibility and your obligation as a member of the Montauk community. Whatever, if any, profits forsaken will be more than multiplied by the goodwill and thanks of a grateful community.

TOM BOGDAN

Montauk United

 





Categories: Letters to the Editor

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

11 Comments

Reply curry 6 shoes
7:21 on 27 June, 2022 
I have to show some appreciation to the writer just for rescuing me from this type of matter. Right after searching throughout the the net and finding recommendations which are not beneficial, I assumed my entire life was over. Existing minus the solutions to the problems you have resolved by means of the blog post is a crucial case, and the ones which may have adversely damaged my entire career if I hadn't discovered your blog. That ability and kindness in taking care of a lot of things was important. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't discovered such a stuff like this. I can at this point relish my future. Thanks very much for this high quality and results-oriented help. I will not think twice to refer the website to anybody who should receive guide about this issue.
curry 6 shoes http://www.curry6.net
Reply supreme
16:01 on 18 June, 2022 
I intended to create you this very small word just to thank you once again regarding the precious strategies you've shown in this article. It is so shockingly generous of you to give freely precisely what a lot of folks could possibly have marketed as an e book to generate some dough for their own end, precisely given that you could possibly have done it if you considered necessary. These secrets also worked to provide a fantastic way to recognize that the rest have a similar fervor the same as my own to know the truth a great deal more in regard to this condition. I believe there are numerous more pleasurable opportunities in the future for people who browse through your blog post.
supreme http://www.supremeclothings.com
Reply kobe sneakers
16:01 on 18 June, 2022 
Thank you for all of your efforts on this website. Ellie really likes going through research and it is simple to grasp why. Many of us notice all regarding the powerful ways you deliver worthwhile tips and hints by means of your blog and as well as invigorate participation from visitors about this area of interest so our own princess is learning so much. Have fun with the rest of the year. You're doing a great job.
kobe sneakers http://www.kobesneakers.com
Reply golden goose sneakers
16:01 on 18 June, 2022 
I not to mention my pals were found to be checking the good hints located on the website and suddenly developed a horrible feeling I had not expressed respect to the web site owner for those secrets. All of the women came as a consequence stimulated to learn them and have extremely been using them. Many thanks for really being really accommodating as well as for finding these kinds of tremendous resources most people are really eager to be aware of. Our own sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.
golden goose sneakers http://www.goldengoosesneakers.us.com
Reply jordan 12
16:01 on 18 June, 2022 
I wanted to post a brief comment so as to appreciate you for those marvelous tips you are writing at this site. My time intensive internet investigation has at the end been recognized with useful insight to exchange with my companions. I would claim that most of us site visitors are undoubtedly lucky to dwell in a decent network with many wonderful individuals with helpful solutions. I feel really lucky to have used the weblog and look forward to tons of more pleasurable moments reading here. Thanks a lot again for everything.
jordan 12 http://www.jordan12.us.com
Reply off white nike
16:01 on 18 June, 2022 
Thank you so much for providing individuals with an exceptionally breathtaking chance to read articles and blog posts from here. It's always very cool plus full of a lot of fun for me and my office friends to search your site no less than 3 times in a week to learn the fresh issues you have got. Not to mention, I'm so at all times impressed with the beautiful tips you give. Certain 2 ideas on this page are unequivocally the finest we have had.
off white nike http://www.off---whiteshoes.com
Reply supreme clothing
16:00 on 18 June, 2022 
I would like to express thanks to you for bailing me out of this condition. Because of exploring through the world wide web and getting principles which were not helpful, I figured my life was well over. Existing minus the approaches to the problems you have resolved by means of your main site is a critical case, as well as those which may have in a wrong way affected my career if I hadn't come across your web site. That ability and kindness in taking care of all the things was valuable. I don't know what I would've done if I hadn't come upon such a subject like this. I can also at this moment relish my future. Thanks a lot so much for this skilled and results-oriented guide. I won't hesitate to suggest the sites to any person who requires care about this issue.
supreme clothing http://www.supremeclothings.us.com
Reply curry 8
16:00 on 18 June, 2022 
I have to get across my respect for your kindness for men and women who should have assistance with this particular area. Your personal dedication to getting the message all-around turned out to be especially invaluable and have usually allowed professionals just like me to get to their dreams. Your own interesting help implies this much a person like me and even more to my colleagues. Many thanks; from everyone of us.
curry 8 http://www.curry-8.us
Reply supreme clothing
16:00 on 18 June, 2022 
I simply wished to say thanks again. I am not sure the things I would have implemented without the actual ideas revealed by you relating to such a theme. It absolutely was a real horrifying scenario for me, nevertheless noticing your well-written manner you managed the issue made me to leap for contentment. I will be happy for the support and hope you know what an amazing job you have been accomplishing training many others via your website. Probably you haven't encountered all of us.
supreme clothing http://www.supremeclothingsstore.com
Reply kobe byrant shoes
15:59 on 18 June, 2022 
Needed to write you a little note to be able to thank you yet again for your stunning solutions you have discussed on this site. It has been so tremendously open-handed with you to grant unhampered what some people could have offered for an ebook in making some profit for themselves, chiefly given that you might have tried it in the event you considered necessary. The advice in addition acted as the easy way to realize that other people have the identical interest similar to my own to understand a little more pertaining to this issue. Certainly there are numerous more fun times up front for people who start reading your blog post.
kobe byrant shoes http://www.kobe-shoes.us.com
Reply bape hoodie
15:59 on 18 June, 2022 
Thank you for all your valuable work on this website. My mum really likes managing internet research and it is obvious why. We all know all regarding the powerful medium you present great guidelines on the website and in addition welcome contribution from other ones on this point while our own simple princess is really being taught so much. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the new year. You're the one carrying out a wonderful job.
bape hoodie http://www.bapehoodie.us